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In a 'local' bar one can usually find posters announcing noteworthy events in the area. 
Those events range from carnivals and county fairs to garage sales and pie eating contests. 
Because it's a local bar, not all of these events may seem particularly noteworthy to the casual outside 
observer. Nevertheless, they play an important role in the lives of the locals. That's why we promoted our 
Greek maniac Konstantin Grigoriadis to the position of 'town crier' (or at least 'bar crier') in the Malt Maniacs 
Bar. Just like the 'town criers' of the middle ages he's responsible for keeping the townsfolk updated on the 
current events. And as Konstantin explains, no actual crying is involved anymore in this modern day & age; 


Hear ye, hear ye! The whisky world is becoming a global village and Johannes has assigned me with the 
honourable task of keeping the global villagers informed about noteworthy festivals, tastings & happenings. 
Do you know something I should cry about? Don't be shy and send me a message along the electronic 
superhighway to the address below. - Your friendly bar crier
Konstantin.

Upcoming International Whisky Events 2008
Updated 10/09/2008

Cöpenicker Whiskyherbst Berlin, Freiheit 15, Berlin-Köpenick 
5.Sep Festival Opening, 6.Sep 14:00-23:00, 8.Sep 12:00-23:00
5-6 Sep 2008
GERMANY
Highland Whisky Festival, 5th to 7th September 2008
The Year Scotland Celebrates Highland Culture.
5-7 Sep 2008
SCOTLAND

The 1st Ludlow Whisky Festival, Part of The Ludlow Food Festival
The Old School Rooms,Ludlow, Shropshire,
Saturday September 13th 2008

13 Sep 2008
UNITED KINGDOM
Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown, Kentucky 
September 16-21, 2008
16-21 Sep 2008
UNITED STATES
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival,
18 - 20 & 25 - 28 september 2008
18-28 and
25-27 Sep 2008
SWEDEN
Whisky Live Paris 2008, Paris
21 - 22 September 2008, Pavillon Gabriel, 5 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris
20-22 Sep 2008
FRANCE
The 6th York Whisky Festival, Part of the York Festival of
Food and Drink, The Guildhall, York, Saturday September 27th 2008
27 Sep 2008
UNITED KINGDOM
Whisky by the Sea Festival Vlissingen,
van 27 t/m 28 september 2008, Arsenaal Theater in Vlissingen
27-28 Sep 2008
NETHERLANDS
Whisky Weekend Bremen,
04. & 05. October 2008 im THE CRUISE CAFE HOTEL Bremen
4-5 Oct 2008
GERMANY
Whisky Live Barcelona 2008(PRELIMINARY), Spain
5th - 6th October
5-6 Oct 2008
SPAIN
Milano Whisky Festival,
Sabato 18 ottobre 2008 - (11.00 - 20.00) - Domenica 19 ottobre 2008 - (11.00 - 20.00)
Hotel Marriott - Via Washington 66 - Milano
18-19 Oct 2008
ITALY
Whisky Live Toronto 2008, Toronto. Canada
MTCC (North Building), Friday October 24 2008
24 Oct 2008
KANADA
LWS Lindores Whiskyfest,
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 Octobre 2008,
Hotel Bero Hofstraat 1a, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
25-26 Oct 2008
BELGIUM
Whisky Live Los Angeles 2008(PRELIMINARY), LA
xxth - xxth October
xx Oct 2008
UNITED STATES
WhiskyFest, New York, UNITED STATES October 30.2008
6:30pm 10:00pm, Marriott Marquis in Times Square
30 Oct 2008
UNITED STATES

Whisky Live Glasgow, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November 2008

31 Oct to
1 Nov 2008
SCOTLAND
Whisky Live Cape Town, CTICC, Cape Town. South Africa ,
Wednesday 5 - Friday 7 November 2008
5-7 Nov 2008
SOUTH AFRICA
Whisky Festival Norway, Oslo, 07.11.and 08.11.07 7-8 Nov 2008
NORWAY
Spirits in the Sky, The Taste of Paradise
November 00-09, 2009 Sportoase Phillipssite 6, 3000 Leuven
08-09 Nov 2008
BELGIUM
Whiskyfair Essen, Aquavitae die Messe am 08 und 09 Nov 2008
im Stadtgarten Steele,  Essen.
08-09 Nov 2008
GERMANY
Hopscotch Festival Vancouver,
November 10-15, 2008
10-15 Nov 2008
CANADA
Whisky Live Johannesburg, S.C.C. Johannesburg . South Africa,
Wednesday 12th November and Friday 14th November 2007
12-14 Nov 2008
SOUTH AFRICA
Whisky Live Leiden, Pieterskerk (Peters Church) Leiden, Holland.
Pieterskerk Leiden 14, 15 en 16 November 2008
14-16 Nov 2008
NETHERLANDS
Interwhisky Frankfurt, Internationale Whisky Ausstellung Frankfurt
Hotel InterContinental, 21.–23. November 2008
21-23 Nov 2008
GERMANY
Past 2008 Events...
Special Whisky Weekend in Whiskycafé L&B, Amsterdam
19 - 20 Januari 2008
19-20 Jan 2008
NETHERLANDS
Victoria Whisky Festival, 3rd Annual Victoria Whisky Festival
26th to 27th January 2008, Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
26-27 Jan 2008
CANADA
Whisky Live Tokyo, Sunday 10th February 2008
Tokyo Big Sight, Tower Building 1F &6F. Tokyo.
10 Feb 2008
JAPAN
Interwhisky Hamburg, 2. Internationale Whisky Ausstellung Hamburg
Hotel Le Royal Meridien Hamburg, 15. - 17. Februar 2008
15-17 Feb 2008
GERMANY
Whisky Festival Belgium, heeft plaats op 16 en 17 februari 2008
in ICC, Gent
16-17 Feb 2008
BELGIUM
Whisky Live Auckland 2008, New Zealand
Saturday February 16, 2008
16 Feb 2008
NEW ZEALAND
Whisky Festival Noord,
29 of February and 1 and 2 March 2008, Martiniplaza et Groningen
29 Feb to
2 Mar 2008
NETHERLANDS
Whisky Live London 2008, The UK’s premier whisky tasting event
29th February 2008 to Saturday 1st March 2008,
Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, London
29 Feb to
1 Mar 2008
UNITED KINGDOM
2. Whiskyschiff-Luzern, Fr + Sa 07. + 08. März 2008 07-08 Mar 2008
SWITZERLAND
The 15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza / Seattle
March 14, 2008, The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA
14 Mar 2008
UNITED STATES
Whisky Live Brabant, Saturday 15 March 2008 15 Mar 2008
NETHERLANDS
Whisky Festival Sweden, Smak Av Whisky, Malmö
Slagthuset i Malmö 14-16 March
14-16 Mar 2008
SWEDEN
Whisky Live Belgium, 14th to 16th March 2008
SALON DE L'HARMONIE - Rue de l’harmonie - 4800 Verviers
14-16 Mar 2008
BELGIUM
Celtic Days in Hude, 26. - 30. März 2008 26-30 Mar 2008
GERMANY
Whiskies of the World Expo, 9th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo
San Francisco, 28-29 March, 2008
28-29 Mar 2008
UNITED STATES
Whiskyfair in Denmark, Whiskymessen i Kolding den 29 marts 2008 29 Mar 2008
DENMARK

Whisky Live New York , The Puck Building
Wednesday 2nd April 2008, 295 Lafayette Street. New York
.

2 Apr 2008
UNITED STATES
The 15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza / Dallas
April 3, 2008, Fairmont Hotel, 1717 North Akard St., Dallas, TX
03 Apr 2008
UNITED STATES
Whiskyfest Chicago, 8th Annual WhiskyFest, Chicago
April 04, 2007
04 Apr 2008
UNITED STATES
The 15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza / Atlanta
April 9, 2008, The Intercontinental, 3315 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA
09 Apr 2008
UNITED STATES
World Whiskies Conference, The third World Whiskies Conference
Glasgow Scotland, Tuesday 15 - 16 April 2008
15-16 Apr 2008
SCOTLAND
Whiskyfair Limburg, 26.04. - 27.04. 2007, Limburg 26-27 Apr 2008
GERMANY
Whisky LiveStrasbourg 2008, Monday 28th April 2008, France
Hôtel Régent Petite France, 5 rue des Moulins, 67000 Strasbourg
28 Apr 2008
FRANCE
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, May 1st - 5th inclusive 1-5 May 2008
SCOTLAND
15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza /
New York
, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, May 9, 2008 Roosevelt Hotel
Madison At 45th, New York, NY 10017
9 May 2008
UNITED STATES
Spirit of Toronto, Whisky Gala
Roy Thomson Hall, Saturday May 10, 6:30 - 10:30pm
10 May 2008
CANADA
Whisky an' a' that V, The Ultimate Whisky Experience
Saturday 17th May, at Ayr Town Hall, Ayr South Ayrshire
17 May 2008
SCOTLAND
Kieler Whiskyfair, 6.Kieler Whiskymesse 17- 18. Mai 2008 im
Steigenberger Conti Hansa, Schloßgarten 7 in Kiel
17-18 May 2008
GERMANY
Islay Festival, Feis Ile – the Islay Festival of Malt and Music
24th May - 1rd June 2008
24 May-1 Jun 2008
SCOTLAND
Whisky Live at the Games Texas 2008,
The Texas Scottish Festival June 6th – 8th 2008
6-8 Jun 2008
UNITED STATES
Whisky Live at the Games Chicago 2008,
Highland Games and Scottish Festival, Chicago. June 20th – 21st 2008
20-21 Jun 2008
UNITED STATES
The Classic Malts Cruise 2008, Oban-Talisker-Lagavulin
a 200-mile voyage through the Inner Hebrides, 12-26 July 2008
12-26 Jul 2008
SCOTLAND
Whisky Fringe 2008, Two Days Of Whisky Worship
9th and 10th August at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh
9-10 Aug 2008
SCOTLAND

Upcoming International Whisky Events 2009

Special Whisky Weekend in Whiskycafé L&B, Amsterdam
17 - 18 Januari 2009
17-18 Jan 2009
NETHERLANDS
Victoria Whisky Festival, 4th Annual Victoria Whisky Festival
23th to 25th January 2009, Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
23-25 Jan 2009
CANADA
DramFest New Zealand, 27 February to 1st March 2009
City of Christchurch, New Zealand
27 Feb to
1 Mar 2009
NEW ZEALAND
Whiskies of the World Expo, 10th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo
San Francisco, 28 March, 2009
28 Mar 2009
UNITED STATES
4. Wiener Whiskymesse, Vienna 28. und 29. März 2009
im Arcotel Wimberger Neubaugürtel 34 - 36, 1070 Wien
28 Mar 2009
AUSTRIA

Whisky Live New York(PRELIMINARY), The Puck Building
31 March 2009, 295 Lafayette Street. New York
.

31 Mar 2009
UNITED STATES
Whiskyfest Chicago, 9th Annual WhiskyFest, Chicago
April 01, 2009
01 Apr 2009
UNITED STATES
Whiskyfair Limburg, 25.04. - 26.04. 2009, Limburg 25-26 Apr 2009
GERMANY
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, 10th Anniversary
May 1st - 10th inclusive
1-10 May 2009
SCOTLAND

As you can see on the Word Wide Whisky Events page there are dozens of big whisky events each year, all over the world - not to mention the thousands of smaller events with a more 'local' focus. If you are aware of any International Whisky Event not mentioned on the List, please drop me a message at the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

If you do find a whisky event you'd like to visit through these pages, why not return the favor to the global whisky community by submitting a report for the Malt Maniacs Word Wide Whisky Events Reports page. ?